The amazing benefits of giving up smoking

Updated: May 6

Whatever your age, it’s never too late to kick the habit. Once you make the decision to stop smoking, your health and quality of life will benefit. Hypnotherapy can make that journey much easier.

Many of us are starting 2022 by making new years resolutions and stopping smoking is one of the most popular, along with losing weight and being more healthy. There are many benefits to stopping smoking, from more money and energy to improved physical appearance. Some of the many benefits of stopping smoking include:

More energy

Stopping smoking gives you more energy. From 2-12 weeks, blood circulation improves meaning more oxygen is pumping round your body. Physical activity becomes easier and headaches and fatigue are reduced.

Better immune system

Quitting boosts the immune system meaning you'll be better able to fight off colds and flu. And with Covid-19 still very much with us, this could be very important right now.

Less stress

We are still living in very uncertain times and studies have shown that giving up smoking actually reduces stress. This could come as a surprise, as it can feel like smoking helps when you are stressed. Nicotine withdrawal between cigarettes actually heightens these feelings, so it's easy to confuse that with day to day stress.

A longer and healthier life

Half of smokers die early from smoking-related diseases and men who ditch the habit at 30 live up to 10 years longer. If you stop at 60 it can add another 3 years.

So, it's never too late to give up and reap the benefits. Not only does stopping smoking add years to your life, it improves the chances of you having a a healthier and more active old age.

Younger looking skin

Ditching the cigarettes has been shown to delay the appearance of wrinkles. The grey sallow complexion that can come with smoking clears when you stop as more oxygen and nutrients reach the skin.

More money The average cost of a pack of 20 cigarettes is a whopping £12.73. If someone is smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years, they will have spent over £46,000. Quitting smoking could mean that you'll be nearly £400 richer every month! Just think of what you could do with that extra cash...

How hypnotherapy can help

Smoking is a relatively easy addiction to break. The desire to smoke is stored in the subconscious and by explaining how the mind works and using suggestions, hypnotherapy lowers stress and anxiety which helps break the habit. Provided you have the motivation and true desire to finally stop smoking, your cravings will be gone for good.

If you would like to consider hypnotherapy to help you quit smoking, please give me a call on 07942 358246 or book an appointment here. It may feel daunting at first, but it could be your first step to a much healthier life.

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